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Join Andrew Reinhart after Sunday Mass through Advent on December 4th, 11th, and 18th for a study on the coming of Jesus Christ. 

On December 4th we will explore “Christ Will Come” in the end times, on December 11th we will discuss “Christ Has Come” in the Incarnation, and on December 18th we will learn that “Christ Is Here” in the Eucharist and the Church.  Every session will be held in the parish offices in the Loretto Room from 11:00 am – 12:15 pm.

Join us on Sunday, December 18 at 3:00 PM for our Annual Christmas Carol Sing! Sing favorite carols in the Cathedral setting. We will have accompaniment by organ, choir, strings and brass. The evening light filters through the stained glass as the cathedral is filled with joyful sounds of the Season.

“Through the Living Christ campaign, we will fulfill our responsibility as faithful Catholics to serve those in need. This campaign will address the physical and spiritual poverty of the communities that seek God’s grace in every corner of the diocese. Each of the case elements that the campaign will fund gives depth to our diocesan obligation to serve our brothers and sisters in Christ, wherever they may find themselves on their personal faith journey.”

Most Reverend Daniel E. Thomas
Bishop of Toledo

For more information please see this link” https://www.livingchristcampaign.org/

Launching on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. On Sunday, June 18, 2022 after the 10 AM Mass, we processed to three altars and offered prayers and song. Thus, we opened the National Eucharistic Revival in the Diocese of Toledo in America. More information about Diocesan events will be forthcoming. A contest is being held, for more details see this link: https://toledodiocese.org/diocesan-news/announcing-the-what-does-the-eucharist-mean-to-me-contest

The United States Catholic Conference of Bishops has established a website for more information about the National Eucharistic Revival. It can be found at https://www.eucharisticrevival.org/ .

Diocesan Synodality Draft Document

The Draft Synthesis Document has been completed for the Diocese of Toledo Diocesan Preparatory Phase: “For a Synodal Church”.  You may read and download the draft document by going to http://toledodiocese.org/synodality.   You will also find a document with the raw data received from the meetings and online survey.  The final copy will be submitted to the USCCB by the end of June. 

Prayer for the Synod on Synodality

Every session of the Second Vatican Council began with the prayer Adsumus Sancte Spiritus, the first word of the Latin original meaning, “We stand before You, Holy Spirit,” which has been historically used at Councils, Synods and other Church gatherings for hundreds of years, being attributed to Saint Isidore of Seville (c. 560 – 4 April 636). As we are called to embrace this synodal path of the Synod 2021-2023, this prayer invites the Holy Spirit to operate within us so that we may be a community and a people of grace. For the Synod 2021-2023, we propose to use this simplified version, so that any group or liturgical assembly can pray more easily.

We stand before You, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in Your name.

With You alone to guide us, make Yourself at home in our hearts;

Teach us the way we must go and how we are to pursue it.

We are weak and sinful; do not let us promote disorder.

Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path nor partiality influence our actions.

Let us find in You our unity so that we may journey together to eternal life and not stray from the way of truth and what is right.

All this we ask of You, who are at work in every place and time, in the communion of the Father and the Son, forever and ever.

Amen.

 We have begun the 2022 Annual Catholic Appeal in all our parishes throughout the diocese.  This year’s theme is “Do Prayer, Do Gratitude and Do Service”  You should have received a mailing this past week with further information and a pledge card for you to make your annual gift to the appeal.  Over the past years Rosary Cathedral parishioners have been more than generous in reaching our parish goal and have gone beyond.  I am asking you to consider your gift to this year’s appeal so that we may reach our parish goal of $18,882.00.  As of April 29, we have surpassed our parish goal. We have raised over $23,000.

This annual appeal helps to fund the ongoing ministries for our diocese and truly has an impact on parish life.  Here at the Cathedral we are blessed to have some of the monies raised to help maintain our magnificent Cathedral.  You may make your gift by placing the envelope you received in the mail in the collection boxes at the Cathedral doors, bringing it to the parish office or mailing it directly to the address listed in the mailing which is on the envelope.  May we continue to pray for the success of this annual appeal throughout the entire diocese.  If you have already made your gift, I am grateful for your generosity.

Let us continue to pray for one another.

Monsignor William J. Kubacki

Cathedral Rector

Please see this link for more information and giving electronically: Annual Catholic Appeal (acatoledo.org)

Rosary Cathedral Parish has a gift shop! It’s located in the parish offices and features imported rosaries that were specially crafted for our Cathedral. A compilation of research that has been done about the cathedral itself was compiled and put into a series of 8 booklets. Also, votive candles, post cards and Rose Window notecards. The gift shop is open Monday thru Friday, from 9:00am till 4:00pm. Please click here for more information: Gift Shop – Rosary Cathedral Parish

We are in the process of the formation of a Cathedral Guild. The Cathedral Guild, a new endeavor of the Cathedral Parish, is meant to assist with the cleaning of the interior areas of the cathedral. It is also meant to be an educational experience, to learn about what is inside a Cathedral building. We plan to have a kick-off event when the weather is cooler. People wishing to assist with the guild can ‘adopt’ an area of the cathedral. A schedule can be set up to accomplish the work. It is especially important to clean before the major Liturgical Celebrations/ Seasons and Events of the year. Click here for more information: https://rosarycathedral.org/get-involved/activities/

Stewardship of Time and Talent is an important ministry in the life of any parish community.  Without you, we could not do all that we do.

Please visit our Activities page, to see the link to our new ‘Stewardship of Time and Talent brochure.’ The informational guide is also linked on that page. This will explain the various and new ministries/ jobs for people of all ages to share their time and talent with the community. Please go to this page: https://rosarycathedral.org/get-involved/activities/